News Briefs for 06 August 2022
Army Chief Visits Forward Areas Along LoC Jammu , August 06 : Army Chief General Manoj Pande on Saturday visited the forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir and reviewed the operational preparedness, an official said. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) reached Jammu on a two-day visit on Friday and was briefed about the prevailing security situation, the official said. “General Manoj Pande, #COAS visited the forward areas of Poonch & Rajouri Sectors and reviewed the operational preparedness along Line of Control.
Communal Harmony:Muslims Transport Idols To Hill Top Temple In Bhaderwah Bhaderwah , August 06 : Setting an example of communal harmony, Muslim residents of Kursari Panchayat in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda joined hands with Hindus in moving giant idols to an ancient temple here. Six idols, each weighing between 500 kg and 700 kg and made of granite, were bought from Rajasthan to be installed at the recently renovated Shiv temple in Kursari, located at a hill top, three kilometres away from the Bhaderwah-Doda highway. The Shiv Mandir committee was caught in a fix due to non-availability of a road, making the transport of the idols an uphill task.
Dalai Lama Honoured With Ladakh’s Highest Civilian Award Leh , August 06 : Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama was honoured with the ‘dPal rNgam Duston’ award — the highest civilian honour of Ladakh — for his immense contribution to humanity, especially towards the union territory, an official said on Saturday. The sixth award was conferred by Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh which celebrated the ‘dPal rNgam Duston’ with great fervour on the occasion of its foundation day at Sindhu Ghat on Friday. The 87-year-old spiritual leader, who is on a visit to the union territory since July 15, appreciated the gesture and stressed maintaining communal harmony in the region.
Despite Pandemic, J&Ks Innovative Index Improved in Last Two Years Srinagar , August 06 : Primary & Secondary 12, Percentage of schools having ATL labs 0.16 and Secondary school level completion rate 90. However, to conclude, the report asserted that the scores and rankings are not directly comparable from one year to another. Several factors affect the scores each year.
J&K Govt Maintains Ban On 2 Major Muharram Processions Srinagar , August 06 : The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday announced to continue the ban imposed on the traditional 8th Muharram procession through city centre in the larger public interest and to foil attempts of numerous groups to hijack the processions to advance their objectives In an order issued here, the District Magistrate Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad said that the decision not to allow the Muharram procession has been taken in a “larger public interest” and taking into account, among others, intelligence reports. Earlier on Wednesday, the J&K and Ladakh High Court asked the government to take a call on Muharram procession from Guru Bazar to Dalgate here, observing that its the domain of the administration, security agencies and other stakeholders to take a call on it. A Shia trust had filed a Public Interest Litigation, seeking direction upon the State authorities to allow the Shia Community to take out the religious processions especially on the August 8th from Guru Bazar to Dalgate.
Kumar to continue as IGP Kashmir after elevation Srinagar , August 06 : Kashmir Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar, who was recently promoted to the post of additional director general, will continue to serve in his position as the valleys police chief, the union territory government said on Saturday. An order by the UTs Home Department said Kumars post has been declared equivalent in rank and status to that of ADGP. In the interest of administration, it is hereby ordered that Shri Vijay Kumar, IPS (RR:1997), IGP Kashmir, upon his promotion to the grade of Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), shall continue in the present position, with the post declared equivalent in the rank and status to that of ADGP, till held by the officer, the order read.
Civil Society Forum demands opening of Jamia Masjid Srinagar, release of Mirwaiz Srinagar , August 06 : Jammu and Kashmir Civil Society Forum has taken a dig on the govt for not opening Jamia Masjid Srinagar permanently but to open it on a certain occasion and then again closing it on grand festivals. Forum Chairman Abdul Qayoom Wani in a statement said that It has been now the practice of 3 years of its closure now after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A on August 05 2019. " Jamia Masjid is the grand, majestic and divine religious milestone of muslims of jammu and kashmir besides the mega hub of trade and commerce of the entire Jammu and Kashmir.
From Kathua to Kupwara, people of J&K enthusiastic for Har Ghar Tiranga' SRINAGAR , August 06 : From Kathua to Kupwara, people of Jammu and Kashmir, particularly children are organising rallies, waving Tiranga and are enthusiastically waiting to join Har Ghar Tiranga campaign. The campaign is being celebrated under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to encourage people to bring the Tiranga home and hoist it to mark the 75th year of Indias independence from 13th to 15th August. The idea behind the initiative is to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and to promote awareness about the Indian National Flag.
Book all involved in JKP-SI recruitment scam: AAP to LG Manoj Sinha Srinagar , August 06 : Srinagar, Aug 06: Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) J&K Unit Saturday urged Lieutenant Governor J&K and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to book all accused involved in the Jammu & Kashmir Police Sub-Inspector recruitment scam. AAPs Kashmir province in-charge and Delhi’s Cabinet Minister, Imran Hussain, while addressing a press conference at party headquarters in Srinagar, urged Lieutenant Governor J&K Manoj Sinha to book elements involved in JKP-SI recruitment scam and dealt with the fraudster elements with iron hands irrespective of their political affiliations. “AAP held a series of presses and protests in Jammu and Kashmir in recent times on the issue of recruitment as this is the most burning issue in the UT right now owing to which the entire population, especially youth are feeling dejected,” Imran said.
Madrasas in J&K need transformation, Waqf Board taking steps to modernize them: Dr Andrabi Jammu , August 06 : J&K Waqf Board Chairperson Dr Darakhshan Andrabi Saturday led the Tiranga Yatra in Poonch. She was accompanied by the BJP leader & ex-MLC Pradeep Sharma and other BJP functionaries including Shahzad Khan, Shazia Amin, Haji Mohammad Ashraf, vice- president of District BJP Minority Morcha, Sarpanch Khalid Hussain and Saleem Manhas. The official spokesperson said that the Yatra passed through the lanes and by-lanes in Poonch town amid huge sloganeering by the activists & the local residents.
Indian Army to establish 5G network along border to improve delivery of high-speed data Srinagar , August 06 : Aiming to improve communication and high-speed data network to support operational requirements of field formations, the Indian Army is looking to establish 5G network along borders. China has already begun establishing the 5G network along the Line Of Actual Control (LAC) for better communication. Sources in the Defence establishment said that the Indian Army has been endeavouring to exploit 5G for supporting operations in the tactical battlefield area.